You’ve probably heard that big animals like cows and horses sleep standing up – but when it comes to deep sleep, it’s just not true! While cows can doze off and sleep lightly on their feet, when it comes to REM sleep, they lie down just like the rest of us. This is true not…Read More
Category: Family Farms
Why Do Cows Have Spots?
Have you ever wondered why cows have spots? Well, genetics obviously – just like some of us have darker or lighter skin or hair. But it turns out there MIGHT just be another good reason why cows tend to be speckled – fly repellant! We already know that cows like to use their long tails…Read More
How Do Cows Stay Warm in Winter?
Ever wonder how cows here in Maine handle the sub-zero temps that we call “an average winter?” Sometimes people worry that while we’re all bundled up inside the cows are cold out in the barn – but it turns out they’re “Mainah’s” too and are built for cold weather. The truth is, cows are right…Read More
Head, Heart, Hands and Health: Why We Love 4-H
Summer in New England is in full swing and that means state fairs all around Maine and New Hampshire are ready for prime-time, and with them, the incredible young men and women of 4-H. For those of you who might not be familiar, 4-H is a national youth program created to empower children and teens…Read More
Family Farmer Spotlight – Fisher Farm
You might recognize this sweet family from TV – they’re featured in one of our most recent television ads. The Fisher Family and their 150 dairy cows have been making milk for Oakhurst for over 17 years. They’ll tell you that they’re proud to be an Oakhurst producer – but really it’s Oakhurst that’s proud to…Read More
Honoring Our Maine Farmers for Quality
More than 90 years ago we began a journey that we continue today – to bring to the people of Northern New England The Natural Goodness of Maine one glass at a time. And to do that we depend on our 70 independent Maine farms to supply us with fresh, high-quality milk that is also…Read More